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09.20.16

NEWSLETTER & DISTRICT EVENTS

The Washington Ave. Arts District is an ongoing project focused on creating an identity for our area that highlights our vibrant creative community.

Art Wall 2016 Opening Celebration
800 ft of Fantastic Artwork 

Friday, September 23rd, 5 - 8PM

Art Alley - 1502 Sawyer Street
(Additional Parking at Silver Street Studios)

JOIN US this Friday, September 23rd when we will celebrate the completion of Art Wall 2016 with a opening reception from 5-8pm. 

This is a FREE public event with drinks, live painting, food trucks and more! Families welcome. 

Special thanks to our project supports so far: Karbach Brewing Co.Deep Eddy VodkaHoustonia MagazineJerry's Artarama in Houston , Texas Art Supply, Sherwin-Williams Store 8500, UP Art Studio and Equipment Depot!

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-wall-2016-opening-event-tickets-27525365108

Art Wall 2016 includes works by the following amazing artists:

Anat Ronen
Ani Varadaraju
Daniel Anguilu
Edu
Eye Sore
Jessica Rice Art
Jose Cordova
Luisa Duarte Art
Michael C. Rodriguez
Nicky Davis
Pilot FX Crew
Royal McGee Art
Tarbox
Vincent Fink Art

More details to come, stay tuned!

SEE EVENT ON FACEBOOK HERE

FALL BIANNUAL
ART OPENING

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 5-10PM

Spring, Silver, Winter & The Silos

Join us for our biggest event of the year, the Fall Biannual Art Opening! Come see New Work from over 400+ artists. Enjoy drinks, free valet and shuttle service between buildings. Sawyer Yards is home to a diverse group of artists ranging from emerging creatives to seasoned, award winning names. These artists work in the unique historic spaces of Winter Street Studios, Silver Street, Spring Street Studios and The Silos on Sawyer. Guests will encounter many mediums including: painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, mosaic, photography, mixed media, and jewelry. 

The event is FREE and all are invited to attend and go home as collectors. 


RSVP ON FACEBOOK

 

SELECTED WORKS FROM THE ARTISTS OF SAWYER YARDS  
JURIED BY CLINT WILLOUR
Presented by the Washington Avenue Arts District 

ON VIEW: Thursday September 29 - October 8, 9am - 6pm, Except Sundays

Silver Street Studios

This is the first-ever juried exhibition featuring 40 artists who work at the Sawyer Yards Creative Campus. The exhibition is specifically aligned with the Houston Art Fair, in the corridors of Silver Street Studios.  Works will remain on view through the following Second Saturday on October 8th. 

Juror, Clint Willour: Mr. Willour has been the curator of the Galveston Arts Center for the past twenty-four years, and an art professional for over forty years. He is active on boards of numerous arts organizations in Texas and has served as a juror for over eighty competitions in his career. He curates 14-21 exhibitions per year in Galveston, and serves regularly as a guest curator for institutions throughout the state of Texas and beyond. He is known for the multi-disciplinary focus of his taste and was the Lifetime Achievement award winner at last year's Houston Fine Art Fair: http://www.houstonartfair.com/clint-willour/

This will be Mr. Willour's first project after retiring from the GAC on August 30th. 
 

SCULPTURE MONTH HOUSTON
SITE GALLERY PREVIEW

During the Houston Art Fair, September 29 - October 2

SITE Gallery Houston, 1502 Sawyer St.

Sculpture Month Houston is a citywide event that celebrates and showcases sculpture throughout Houston. The campaign is hosted in numerous galleries and venues throughout the city from October 15 through November 19, 2016. It will direct attention to the sculptural work, creative energies and diverse expressions of Houston sculptors.

It will join a succession of existing art celebrations such as FotoFest, PrintMatters Houston and Houston Art Fair, adding to Houston’s reputation as an art friendly city.

The last sculpture event was 16 years ago at Sculpture 2000 and with this project we hope to bring a current survey of the sculptural medium to the greater Houston area. We will be showcasing the emergence of a talented generation of young sculptors alongside our important established sculptors in a wide variation of styles, reflecting the diversity of the city ofHouston. The first-class collection of public sculpture has encouraged Houston sculptors to create works of great distinction and sophistication. 

Organizers are Volker Eisele, Sean Rudolph, and Antarctica Black (directors and manager respectively) at Rudolph Blume Fine Art / ArtScan Gallery and Tommy Gregory, artist and curator. 

One of the many participating venues, the SITE Gallery Houston, located at the Silos at Sawyer Yards, is excited to host a portion of this campaign in the unique honeycomb-like base of the old grain silos. This particular Sculpture Month Houston exhibition is presented in partnership by the Washington Avenue Arts District.

www.sculpturemonthhouston.com

CONGRATULATIONS!  
TWO DISTRICT ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVE TCA CULTURAL DISTRICT GRANTS

Arts Respond Cultural District grants support projects that use the arts to diversify local economies, generate revenue, and attract visitors and investment through significant cultural tourism projects. These grants are only available to arts organizations and government entities verified as based in TCA designated cultural districts. For Fiscal Year 2017, 17 applicants from 12 different cultural Districts, in eight Texas cities will receive funding totaling $2.8 million.
 
Fresh Arts and MECA both received funding for the 2017 cycle. Last year, FotoFest International also received an award, marking a 100% success rate for our District!

MORE INFO 

THE MARKET 
AT SAWYER YARDS

SATURDAY, October 8 | 10am - 5pm

1502 Sawyer Street  (Artist Alley, Behind Winter and the Silos)

MAP OF CAMPUS  |  PARKING CHEAT SHEET

The Market at Sawyer Yards is coming Saturday May 14th, 11am - 5pm and returning 2nd Saturdays through August. Beginning September, the market will take place every Saturday! This curated market will host a mix of artist mediums with a focus on folk art, maker is the seller & artisan crafts including packaged specialty foods.

Surrounded by the highest concentration of working artists in all of Texas, a select number of fine artists from The Silos at Sawyer Yards, Winter, Spring and Silver Street Studios will also participate. The Washington Avenue Arts District hosts this eclectic Saturday market produced by Mitch Cohen of First Saturday Arts Market.

MORE INFO: SawyerStreetMarket.com  |  Campus Parking Cheat Sheet

HOUSTON ART FAIR
AT SILVER STREET
 

SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 2
 
The Houston Art Fair opens Thursday, September 29 with an Opening Night Preview to support FotoFest International, and continues through Sunday, October 2. The new location, Silver Street Event Space is a unique venue in the heart of Houston's Washington Avenue Arts District. 

Complimentary valet parking on Opening Night for FIRST LOOK and VIP Preview ticket holders. Get tickets.

Presented by galleries featuring modern and contemporary art and design, the new and re-imagined Houston Art Fair will showcase the city of Houston and its influential, international base of serious art collectors aligning perfectly with the elevated presentation and quality of the fair.

SECOND SATURDAY
AT SAWYER YARDS
 

OCTOBER 8, 12 - 5pm

NEW! Extended Hours & Spring Street will extend their Second Saturday hours from 2-7pm!

MAP OF CAMPUS  |  PARKING CHEAT SHEET

On the second Saturday of each month, the artists of The Silos, Silver Street, Spring Street Studios, and Winter Street Studios open their studios to the public from 12-5pm. Spend the afternoon wandering through four repurposed warehouses and discover an extensive selection of painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, clothing, textiles, printmaking, mixed media and more. It's a laid back way to meet some talented artists, explore the Washington Avenue Arts District, and maybe find a treasure or two!  The event is free and great for groups. No RSVP required.


RSVP & INVITE YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK: 
The Silos | Winter | Spring | Silver


PARTICIPATING SPACES:

The Silos

1502 Sawyer St.
77007

Silver St.

2000 Edwards St. 77007

Spring St.

1824 Spring St.
77007

Winter St.

2101 Winter St.
77007

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